Parks COVID-19 Message
 

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of June 15, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. is the following:

Parks: Open

Trails: Open

Park Restrooms: Open

Campgrounds: Open

Sport Courts: Open

Playgrounds: Closed

Spraygrounds: Closed

Trail Exercise Stations: Closed

Picnic Shelters and Sites: Open at reduced capacity. Online reservations are not available. Call us at (314) 615-4FUN to reserve.

Special Events: Canceled thru at least Sunday, June 28th

Day Camps: Started Monday, June 8th

Programs: Started with modifications -- check the updated Activity Guide

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Reopening Wednesday, June 17th

Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool: Closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD

North County Recreation Complex Aquatic Center: Opening June 20th

St. Vincent Community Center Aquatic Center: Opening June 27th

The Pavilion at Lemay Aquatic Center: Opening June 24th

As programs and facilities re-open, social distancing is still required and capacities are likely to be reduced per Department of Public Health Re-Opening Guidelines.

Tilles Park

9551 Litzsinger Road


Park Hours
8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

General Information / History
In 1932, C. A. Tilles donated his farm to the City of St. Louis to be used as a public park. The land was donated in memory of his mother, Rosalie Tilles. Park facilities were constructed beginning in 1938 by the City using funds from the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 1957, St. Louis County purchased the park from the City. With funds from the 1969 Bond Issue, the road and parking areas were improved and a new playground constructed.

Windegger Shelter was built and the lake renovated in 1979 using funds from the estate of Mr. Tilles in memory of his good friend Ms. Windegger.  Another addition to the park in 1998 was the installation of a fountain in the Tilles Park lake which was donated by the Ohlendorf Family. The fountain was replaced in 2015 by the St. Louis County Parks Foundation.

Tilles Park is one of the most visited of the County Parks and is best known as the location for the very popular, Winter Wonderland lights display which began in 1986.

Click here for more history on Tilles Park.


Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trail
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing
 + Year-Round Restroom (near playground)
 + Spray Fountain Play Area
 + Reservable Shelters
Gloria Rogers
Skow Shelter
Windegger Shelter
 + Winter Wonderland Light Display


View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 6/30/20 2:00 p.m.)


Grant’s Trail will be closed July 7 & 8 at the Dillman Bridge just south of the Mysun Trailhead for asphalt repairs.

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD.

Portions of the River Trail at Simpson Park are closed due to flooding.

The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.


The Sioux Passage boat ramp is closed indefinitely.